Here at Changing Tides, we have found the holistic model to be one of the most successful treatment modalities with our residents. Holistic rehab centers are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s for a good reason: it often works where other treatment models don’t. Of course, each individual has a different set of experiences, difficulties, and needs. No single thing works for absolutely everyone. However, holistic addiction treatment programs may be able to help where other programs fall short.
A holistic rehab center is one that looks at the entirety of the person’s life and experience. Rather than just removing the substances from the individual and providing therapy, this model seeks to look at other factors in the person’s life. Of course removing the drugs from the system is necessary, as is the therapy received both one-on-one and in groups. Holistic rehab centers don’t stop there. They incorporate many different practices and offerings that may help address issues in new ways.
A holistic alcohol rehab or drug rehab often includes some focus on nutrition, exercise, spirituality and/or meditation, activities and fun, and social services such as resume building, training in life skills, and building community. These extra offerings can help a recovering addict in ways that therapy and physical sobriety sometimes don’t. The goal of a treatment center is to get the individual back on their feet so that they may create a new life for themselves clean and sober. With a holistic addiction treatment program, the person is offered the tools to truly address the underlying issues, find a way to meet their needs, and build a new, sober life for themselves.